Repoprt From Africa
Africa Report: Poured Out For Africa
“Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.” Philippians 2:17
July 2012 Rwanda/Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
We are in diligent preparation for our summer trip to Africa and our Savior Jesus is making it shape up to be a trip like none other! The doors opened wide for me in February to plan our work with church leaders and large congregations for this July Kingdom effort. Now the plans are coming together in heavenly ways.
Twelve people are going and have already paid for their plane tickets. So far $18,640 has been raised for airfare and travel visas. He certainly is Yahweh Jireh our provider. Much more needs to be raised for our work on the ground, but I am confident it is on the way. Now we are planning for our work of preaching, teaching, and ministering to the lost, the suffering orphans and widows, and weary saints. In a world and region that has been so beaten down by rape, killing, hunger, poverty, and more, we have an answer which I believe may be our theme for this trip.
You see, our kind, merciful, and gracious Lord Jesus is not surprised by all the suffering this world has to offer. Since He who knew no sin became sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of Abba Father, we know the devil and this wicked world, in vain, threw all it had at our Lord Jesus. Also, the Lord sent His law to show us how sin abounds in us and around us. But God, two very wonderful words, gave us something that abounds and overwhelms the suffering, pain, and abounding sin even in difficult areas like Rwanda and the DRC. I say “hallelujah” as I think about it: “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5:20-21
Grace, Grace, Amazing Grace is reigning today in Israel, America, and Rwanda and the DRC through the righteousness in the believers in Jesus Christ! The grace that saved us has given us a powerful ministry on this earth today. With the natural eye all looks hopeless and lost. But look at what you and I, who are saved by grace, can see today in our spirit by the power of the Holy Spirit: “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
Today I can, and hallelujah I do, see and hear the things of God My Savior Jesus Christ and see His Kingdom come and His will be done to bring righteousness and hope in Rwanda and the DR Congo. Oh dear saints of Jesus Christ—that is what He wants you to see and do wherever you are!
Please pray for us that many will be saved, broken hearts mended, captives set free, orphans and widows blessed, and saints sent to the field for harvest!!! Praise this great King Jesus!